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15
Mar 2017
Jennifer November

Next up in our Meet the Doc series, we feature Dr. Jennifer November.  Dr. November enjoys the science and art involved in practicing family medicine.  She has additional training in homeopathy, hydrotherapy, nutrition, and yoga therapy, and enjoys working with patients of all ages. What are your specialties? I enjoy the diversity that comes with practicing family medicine, but especially enjoy women’s health, including uncomfortable menses and PMS symptoms, menopausal symptoms, and preconception counseling. I also enjoy working with patients on healing GI symptoms, as the gut really does tie into all other systems......

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15
Mar 2017

Check out part 2 (of 2) of the video series explaining why you should consider a naturopathic doctor as your primary care physician.  These videos were composed by Naturopathic Family Medicine to be shared in the community. Have a look and please pass along to all who might be interested! “It is a principle of naturopathic doctors to focus on getting to the root cause of disease and addressing the source of illness.”  ...

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09
Mar 2017

In case you haven’t seen it yet, Naturopathic Family Medicine is excited to share a video we created explaining why you should choose a naturopathic doctor as your primary care physician. Did you know that it is estimated by 2025 demand for primary care physicians will exceed the supply by a range of 12,500 to 31,000. This has lead to an average shorter visit length for patients.  So many more facts such as this, included in our video (part 1 of 2), that we link to below. Please share this video with family......

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01
Mar 2017
Dr. Sterling Maximo

The next in our Meet the Doc feature, introduces Dr. Sterling Maximo.  Dr. Maximo brings not only naturopathic medicine expertise to the NFM family, but acupuncture services as well. Dr. Maximo was named one of Seattle’s Top Doctors of 2016 by her peers in Seattle Metropolitan magazine. Dr. Sterling Maximo, ND, EAMP What are your specialties?  I love naturopathic pediatric care, and I have extensive training in endocrine disorders (thyroid, diabetes, PCOS) and cardiovascular disease.  I am also an acupuncturist, and I often incorporate this modality into my treatments for pain, anxiety, depression, and chronic disease. How......

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01
Mar 2017
Dr. Kim Hansen

With the start of the new year, we introduced a new feature to our monthly newsletters: Meet the Doc! Each month we interview one of our NFM doctors, providing the opportunity to get to know each one a bit better.  We kicked off this feature of with one of our women’s health specialists: Dr. Kim Hansen, ND What are your specialties?  I specialize in primary care for men and women of all ages with a focus on women’s health and hormone-related conditions such as PCOS and menopause. I use a variety of treatments from......

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28
Nov 2016
3 Ways to Stay Present During the Holiday Season

Dashing through the snow… on my way to finish the holiday shopping, wrap the gifts, bake cookies, back to the store, company party, mail the cards… phew, where did the holidays go?! So many expectations to have the “perfect” holiday season complete with all of the trimmings, that often the months of November and December fly by in a blur. The following are three ways to make sure you enjoy and stay present through this holiday season....

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30
Apr 2016
Fish Oil Capsules

By: Lauren Whitaker (ND Candidate 2016) Omega-3 fatty acids (found in fish oil) can be obtained by including fish in your diet or taking a supplement. Both EPA and DHA are types of Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil. Supplementation often also contains vitamin E, A, C, D, B vitamins, calcium, or iron. The essential fatty acids found in fish oil function as energy sources, assist cellular membrane production (especially in the nervous system, our brains are roughly 10% DHA!), reduce pain and swelling, and prevent blood from clotting easily. Here......

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15
Apr 2016
child sleeping

It’s a little ironic that babies and children need much more sleep than adults, yet always seem to be waking up their parents! If your child has trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, it’s not just an annoyance for you–lost sleep has many negative effects on children, including drowsiness, reduced immunity, short tempers, memory and concentration loss, and increased risk of diabetes, among others! If your child isn’t sleeping the recommended number of sleep hours nightly, what can you do to help? Do Not Give Your Child Medication As much as parents......

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